Admissions Testing

Kindergarten and Grade 1

Admissions testing for kindergarten and grade 1 will be held in the Main Building at Redmond Campus (8905-208th Ave NE, Redmond). Check in at 12:30 p.m.; testing will be from 12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Registration opens in October.

  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018 (especially for siblings of current students)
  • Monday, December 3, 2018 (especially for siblings of current students)
  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018
  • Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019
  • Friday, January 25, 2019

Grades 2-4

Independent School Entrance Exam (Primary ISEE)

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The Bear Creek School is a test site for the primary levels of the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). The ISEE is our preferred admission test, and it is offered at Bear Creek on the dates listed below. An invitation code is necessary to register. Login to the Admission Portal and in the testing section of the checklist, obtain the invitation code for the test date of interest. Then, go to www.iseetest.org to register for this test. You may register online up to seven days prior to the test date; thereafter, call the Admissions Office for registration assistance.

Grade 2 Primary ISEE Test Dates

Thursday, December 6, 2018
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Check in at 11:45 a.m. at the Main Building on our Redmond Campus (8905-208th Ave. NE, Redmond); testing will be from 12:00 noon – 1:15 p.m. Students must present ISEE verification letter and acceptable form of I.D. at check-in.

Grades 3 Primary ISEE Test Dates

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Check in at 11:45 a.m. at the Main Building on our Redmond Campus (8905-208th Ave. NE, Redmond); testing will be from 12:00 noon – 1:15 p.m. Students must present ISEE verification letter and acceptable form of I.D. at check-in.

Grades 4 Primary ISEE Test Dates

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Check in at 1:30 p.m. at the Main Building on our Redmond Campus (8905-208th Ave. NE, Redmond); testing will be from 1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Students must present ISEE verification letter and acceptable form of I.D. at check-in.

Secondary School Admission Test

We also accept the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) for grade 4 applicants if this test is more convenient for your family. Register at www.ssat.org. The Bear Creek School's SSAT school code is 1527.

If applying after the last dates listed above, please contact the Admissions Office at 425-898-1720 to discuss alternative test options. 

Grades 5 and Above

Independent School Entrance Exam

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The Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) is Bear Creek's preferred admission test for domestic students. Please register at www.iseetest.org. Bear Creek's school code is 481705. Although applicants may take the ISEE at other locations (see ISEE website for complete listing), The Bear Creek School is a test site for the ISEE on:

  • Saturday, December 8, 2018 in the Main Building at Redmond Campus (8905 208th Ave. NE, Redmond, WA 98053)
  • Saturday, January 19, 2019* in the Upper School at Redmond Campus (8525 208th Ave. NE, Redmond, WA 98053)
  • Saturday, February 2, 2019 in the Main Building, Redmond Campus (8905 208th Ave. NE, Redmond, WA 98053)

Check in at the correct building at 8:30 a.m. Testing starts promptly at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at approximately 12:15 p.m. Students must bring the ISEE confirmation letter and an acceptable form of I.D. for check-in.

* Price Scholarship applicants must take the ISEE on or before January 19, 2019. The ISEE is the only admission test we accept for Price Scholarship applicants.

Secondary School Admission Test

We also accept the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) for domestic students if this test is more convenient for your family. Register at www.ssat.org. The Bear Creek School's SSAT code is 1527.

If applying after the last ISEE or SSAT test date, please contact the Admissions Office at 425-898-1720 to discuss alternative test options.

English Language Proficiency

Applicants to grades 9-11 must take the TOEFL if the applicant's first language or the primary language spoken in the applicant's home is not English and if the applicant has studied in the United States for less than two full academic years. Please schedule the TOEFL exam at www.toefl.org. Our ETS code for TOEFL score reporting purposes is 0929.

In addition, all students applying to grades 4 and above must take either the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) or Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT).